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The Control of Salmonella in Poultry (Scotland) Order 2008

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Duties on the person in charge of a laboratory

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12.—(1) The person in charge of a laboratory who receives samples must ensure that the sample is refrigerated and that the examination begins within 48 hours of receipt.

(2) That person must prepare a sample from chick box liners or hatcher box liners by–

(a)taking a piece of soiled liner weighing at least one gram from each liner;

(b)bulking together all the pieces from a consignment; and

(c)placing the bulked material in Buffered Peptone Water (BPW) at the rate of not more than 1 gram of liner for every 10 ml of BPW.

(3) In the case of breeding flocks that person must–

(a)prepare boot swabs' samples in accordance with point 3.1.2 of the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1003/2005;

(b)prepare any other samples of faeces in accordance with point 3.1.3 of that Annex; and

(c)test the samples for salmonella in accordance with the method in point 3.2 of that Annex.

(4) For laying flocks that person must–

(a)prepare boot swabs' samples in accordance with point 3.1.1 of the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1168/2006;

(b)prepare any other samples of faeces or dust in accordance with point 3.1.2 of that Annex; and

(c)test the samples for salmonella in accordance with the method in point 3.2 of that Annex.

(5) That person must send the test results as soon as practicable to the person who submitted the sample.

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